After receiving a couple of rounds of wet weather earlier in the week, an even heavier rain event is likely to unfold across the Piney Woods over the next 24 to 36 hours.
An upper level low pressure system, spinning in West Texas, will slowly make eastward progress throughout the day. Heavy rain and thunderstorms, which pounded West and Central Texas yesterday, will be moving into the Piney Woods today. With the upper low still hanging around on Saturday, lingering showers will still be possible for the first half of your weekend.
While the severe weather threat is very low, we can't rule out an isolated strong storm or two. The bigger story, however, will be the threat for heavy rain.
We are looking at most areas receiving anywhere from 1-2" of rain between now and Saturday night, with areas along and south of the Highway 287 corridor receiving 2-4".
Due to the potential for some heavy downpours in the southern parts of Deep East Texas, a Flash Flood Watch has already been issued for Houston, Jasper, Newton, Polk, Trinity, and Tyler counties.
The good news is that it appears the storm system will move out of the area just in time for Mother's Day this upcoming Sunday. We should see partly cloudy skies and pleasant conditions for all the moms to enjoy.
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